Deanna Strasse is a Milwaukee-based playwright, actress, and director who enjoys mixing the heartfelt with the hilarious. Some of her most notable works include Dancing With Hamlet, Summers in Prague,The Way We Suffer, About Parker, ROXANNE, and more. Her works have been produced and work-shopped through companies such as Windfall Theatre, Macha Productions (in Seattle, Washington), Chameleon Theatre Circle, Sidecar Theatre (both in Minneapolis, Minnesota), St. Croix Festival Theatre, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and more. Deanna received her Bachelors of Arts with an emphasis in Theatre Performance at Wisconsin Lutheran Collge and currently lives in Milwaukee with her rats Elvira, Lucinda, and Maui.
Thank you to everyone for the kind words during this trying time right now. For those of you who don't know, my dad passed away unexpectedly in late January. The outpouring of love and support for me and my family has been incredible and awe-inspiring. The best that I can do right now is ask you all to continue in your prayers for my family, especially my mother as we all take it one day at a time and learn how to deal with this new normal. Early on in the process, my aunt, who, too, has lost her husband, told us that we're all going to feel things differently and at different times, and that's okay. I try to remind myself of that often. It honestly doesn't feel real right now; I suppose only as we move forward to continue to feel Dad's absence (at birthday parties, at Christmas Eve dinners, at my nephew Noah's baptism this Sunday, etc.) will it fully click with me that he's gone. I'm not very good with the communication right now. But thank you for your thoughts and prayers.